PODCAST & BLOG

PODCAST & BLOG

One of my favorite people, Britt Frank, returns to the podcast this week! We are exploring a topic suggested by a listener – obsessive love and love addiction. When I received this suggestion, I knew Britt was the perfect person to help me address things like what is obsessive love versus healthy love. 

Britt Frank, MSW, LSCSW, SEP is a trauma therapist, teacher, and speaker who specializes in the “Science of Stuck.” She works to empower people to understand the inner mechanisms of their brains and bodies. When we know how things work, the capacity for CHOICE is restored and life can and does change.

In this episode, you’ll hear:

  • Britt starts out by defining “love addiction” and then explains the difference between love addiction and someone who has an anxious attachment style (5:03)
  • What is actually happening when someone feels like they have obsessive love (14:47)
  • We explore a list by SLAA about twelve characteristics of love and sex addiction (17:01)
  • “Awareness without shame creates change.” (23:02)
  • How to heal from love addiction: the first step is detox and withdrawal (26:46)
  • “The solution to love addiction is self-parenting.” (37:22)

Resources from this episode:
Private coaching with Andrea
Britt’s website
Britt’s book
Episode 356: What is love addiction? with Dr. Alexandra Katehakis
Episode 358: Healing from Narcissistic and Traumatic Relationships with Britt Frank
Episode 397: Narcissistic Abuse, Trauma, and Healing with Britt Frank
Episode 436: How We Heal Ourselves: A New Perspective on Mental Health with Britt Frank
Episode 456: Relationship series: Healing from Traumatic Romantic Relationships with Britt Frank
Characteristics of Sex and Love Addiction by S.L.A.A.
Self Parenting: The Complete Guide to Your Inner Conversations

Book recommendations:
You know how I love a good personal development book, right? I’ve compiled a list of book recommendations, as mentioned in past episodes. Check out these amazing book recommendations here. Happy reading!  

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Britt Frank, MSW, LSCSW, SEP is a trauma therapist, teacher, and speaker who specializes in the “Science of Stuck.”

Britt's work empowers people to understand the inner mechanisms of their brains and bodies. When we know how things work, the capacity for CHOICE is restored and life can and does change. She received her undergraduate from Duke University and her Master's from the University of Kansas, where she is now an award-winning adjunct professor. Britt is also a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and Level 1 trained in Internal Family Systems.

Whether she’s leading a workshop, teaching a class, or working individually with private clients, Britt’s goal is to educate, empower, and equip people to transform even their most persistent and long-standing patterns of thinking and doing. She received her undergraduate from Duke University and her MSW from The University of Kansas, where she is now an award-winning adjunct professor.